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Stereotypes and prejudiced perspectives

Have groups influenced you to accept stereotypes and prejudiced perspectives? If so, how? If not, why?

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I really do not think there is a simple definitive answer to this question. There are several factors that may or may not influence the same person. Age (and subsequent life experiences) is one such factor. Teens are quite influenced by the clique to which they do (or do not) belong. These websites are prime examples of group influence endorsing stereotypes and prejudice (toward a cultural group):

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/25739051/ns/us_news-crime_and_courts/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/05/04/luis-ramirez-killers-foun_n_195535.html

http://articles.cnn.com/2009-12-17/justice/pennsylvania.hate.crime_1_brandon-piekarsky-piekarsky-and-donchak-derrick-donchak?_s=PM:CRIME

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39677538/ns/us_news/

Often times, deindividualization and groupthink occur as a result of stereotyping and prejudice ...

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Stereotypes and prejudiced perspectives are examined in terms of groups' influences.

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